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What Is Topical Anesthetic Allergy
Numb skin: Administration of topical anesthetics to control pain associated with procedures such as laceration repair may avoid the need for infiltrative local anesthesia injections and associated pain from the injections. Topical anesthesia also avoids the risk of wound margin distortion that exists with infiltrative injection administration. Many dosage forms exist (gels, sprays, creams, ointments, patch). ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Kind of, No: Many of the agents used for hemorrhoids, as topicals, they provide symptomatic relief for the hemorrhoids. However, they do nothing to treat the hemorrhoids themselves. If you are considering dibucaine 2% ointment or equivalent Lidocaine ointment, should be fine, but won't change things for the long term. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: A "local" injection-like novocaine in your skin-will probably work better. ...Read more
Biopsy: A cervical (cone) biopsy is a fairly large piece of tissue so a topical is unlikely to help much. Also, the local anesthetic could theoretically change the appearance of cells under the microscope for the pathologist. This is often done under significant sedation of a spinal anesthetic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mosquito bites: Hydrocortisone cream or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream generally work well. There is also sarna cream which is camphor and works well for itch too. I like to use it cold, so i store it in the fridge. Works really well to stop itch before bed and get a good nights sleep. You can also take oral antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) but they can make you sleepy. Non sedating, like Claritin don't work as well for itch imo. ...Read more
Topical: No, but you can buy them OTC ...Read more
Anesthetics: Any pharmacy or supermarket sells different formulations of local anesthetics. ...Read more
Hmmm...: If someone desires a hood piercing and elects to have some sort of topical anesthesia then i don't believe it is unethical. Topical anesthesia can work, but in the case of a hood piercing (i assume clitoral hood?) it may not be as effective as injected anesthesia. If the person doing the piercing denies you adequate anesthesia then i would simply go elsewhere. A challenging question. ...Read more
Baby Orajel Naturals: Is the one i like best. However, chewing on something cold and firm is helpful for teething. One idea is to give them a damp washcloth that as been frozen in the freezer to chew on. Commercial teeth rings that can be frozen are available as well. Teething is a normal process. I would avoid medication like painkillers unless absolutely necessary. Most babies really don't need them. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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Yes,: but you need to discuss with doctor, depending on condition and area of surface to apply could cause toxicity ...Read more
I have had a hemorrhoid for a week, and been using a topical anesthetic. it has not helped. how do I get rid of it? who do I consult? Based in Cape Town.
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